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Softbank Hawks: Soichiro Tateoka willing to give the outfield a try

by on Jan.11, 2012 @ 2:51 pm, under NPB

1st round draft pick Shota Takeda and 2nd round draft pick Shoji Yoshimoto want to gain weight -- they are both 187cm tall and currently weigh 87kg and 82kg respectively.

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Soichiro Tateoka, currently working out with Yuichi Honda, told reporters on Tuesday that he was thinking about giving the outfield a try in order to increase his chances for playing time.  It seems he is also approaching this season as his last chance to make it as a professional player.

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Honda wants to give something back to Ureshino, Saga and is thinking about a number of options, including a donation of some sort.  Honda also paid for (or is thinking about paying for) training equipment that will be used in a facility inside the Ureshino General Sports Park (Miyuki) Baseball Stadium.